National Staffing Organization Opens MediSums, Medical Records Summarizing


Logo.MediSums.FacebookNational Legal Staffing Organization Announces Formation of MediSums, Medical Records Summarizing, Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Estrin Legal Staffing Expands to Include Medicolegal Services in New Division


LOS ANGELES, CA – Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Newly-formed MediSums, a division of Estrin Legal Staffing, adds chronologies and medical record summaries prepared by licensed doctors and legal nurses to its client services. The launch comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 global pandemic adds pressure with personal injury, med/mal, products liability, mass tort, healthcare, workers comp cases and insurance claims on the rise.

“The best Plan B's are different, but related to what you are doing now,” says MediSums CEO, Chere Estrin. “We saw the great need for these services and organized a highly credentialed team of top experts who are prepared and ready to provide unparalleled support to the legal and insurance industry through these trying times.”

MediSums provides swift, affordable, HIPAA compliant summaries prepared by licensed doctors and legal nurses in a chronological, single, easy-to-browse and easy-to-understand view. Clients can access an up-to-date status of a patient's current medical situation as well as relevant highlights of their records.

“Our experts collaborate with consultants in all areas of litigation, and can render medical opinions and create deposition questions on standard of care, healthcare delivery and outcomes,” says Allen S. Brody, Esq., President of MediSums. “Our highly talented team offers quality assistance from initial review to document preparation, client interviews, deposition questions, hearings and medical analysis. The difference with MediSums is that clients can get bona fide medical opinions and deposition questions." Estrin and Brody also serve as President and General Counsel respectively for the well-known online legal technology training company, the Organization of Legal Professionals.

Medical records provided by MediSums are available via secure servers and returned with clinical information and key facts on a visual timeline presented using standard or customized templates. Missing, redacted, or incomplete records are identified quickly. Narrative summaries provide clear and concise reviews of the entire sequence of events ,and are completed only by a licensed doctor or legal nurse consultant who understands complex medical data.

About MediSums

MediSums offers medical chronologies and summaries prepared by licensed doctors and legal nurses, utilizing patient's Electronic Health Records (EHR) in a chronological and concise view.  For more information visit

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